The long-brewing grudge match between Tevin Farmer and Joseph Diaz Jr. could finally touch down on Super Bowl weekend, as “Jojo” tells ESPN that the two are “in negotiations” to duke it out on January 31st as part of what could be a crazy-stacked card.
Steve Kim reports that the rescheduled Daniel Roman-Murodjon Akhmadaliev super bantamweight title bout could take place that day as well, while Fernando Barbosa brings up the possibility of Juan Francisco Estrada’s planned super flyweight unification with Kal Yafai joining in. The former was planned for September 13th before Roman injured his shoulder, and the latter was recently delayed from December 14th due to Estrada’s lingering hand issues.
With Gervonta Davis now doing his thing at 135 pounds and Oscar Valdez on a collision course with Miguel Berchelt, this is one of the better super featherweight matchups available at the moment. Farmer (30-4-1, 6 KO) could use a big-name foe after spending 2019 beating up lesser-known IBF mandatories and Diaz (30-1, 15 KO) has been consistently solid outside of his loss to Gary Russell Jr.
If this card comes together in a best-case state, it’ll be one hell of a show, definitely worthy of Super Bowl weekend. Fingers crossed.